Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
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FCT Minister has not withdrawn from Bauchi guber race —PDP Chieftain

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*Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

CONTRARY to the claim that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has withdrawn from the bid to vie for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, a chieftain of the party has declared that the minister is still very much in the race.

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Much ado about zoning of Delta governorship

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Top from left: Okowa, Gbagi, Orubebe, and Omo-Agege, Olejeme, Ochei, Obuh and Elumelu

LIKE the storming winds knocking trees against each other in the forest, the argument whether or not the Delta State governorship ticket has ever been zoned is knocking politicians in the state against one another, particularly those of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Lagos 2015: Dr Kasali recalls how Tinubu wanted him to be governor

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Tola Kasali

I got into politics through the encouragement of my father. He came to me one day and said, ‘You look like someone who is not living in Nigeria, a foreigner.’ But we are from a very rural background. Ibeju-Lekki used to be the most rural part of Lagos State. So, he said, ‘We can’t have a son like you here and be living in this kind of situation.

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STRIPPING PRESIDENT, GOVERNORS OF IMMUNITY:National Assembly doesn’t understand the law —Tunji Abayomi

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Human rights lawyer and a chieftain of All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr Tunji Abayomi, in this interview, speaks on the removal of immunity clause from the 1999 Constitution (as amended) being reviewed by the National Assembly, the reason he went to court to stop constitutional amendment, the politicisation of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)

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God’s Will is right in Akwa Ibom

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*Akpabio

Political Notes. By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor God’s Will is right in Akwa Ibom The Tuesday declaration for the governorship by erstwhile secretary to the Akwa Ibom State government, Mr. Udom Emmanuel at the Uyo Township Stadium was by every dimension, a remarkable gathering. Though the outgoing governor of the state, Obong Godswill Akpabio was

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Akwa Ibom 2015: How sponsored thugs attacked us – Sen. Esuene

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Helen Esuene

Senator Helen Esuene (PDP, Akwa Ibom South) is one of those angling to succeed Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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BBOG- APC link: Coordinator admits APC membership

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Hadiza Bala Usman speaking during a campaign

The comment of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Audu Ogbe, that the Bring Back Our girls, #BBOG# campaign was being led by members of the main opposition party reverberated yesterday, with the Convener of the BBOG, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman admitting that she was a member of the APC.

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My vision is to create a prosperous Lagos State – Ambode

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Ambode; Will he succeed Fashola?

Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, a Lagos State governorship aspirant, on Friday promised to create a clean, secure and prosperous state, if elected.

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Obasanjo in the South West: Rejected stone turned cornerstone

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*Olusegun Obasanjo

DURING his reign as President for eight years, between 1999 and 2007 his government started the anti-corruption fight by creating the country’s first anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which reportedly secured at least 275 convictions, including high profile members of Nigeria’s elite, recovering a total of $5bn in assets. While he

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KWARA 2015: Are the Sarakis struggling for survival?

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gbemi-and-bukola

These are not the best of times for Senator Gbemisola Ruqqayat Saraki, GRS as she is fondly called by her admirers. GRS is still unrelenting in the grudge war with Brother Bukola over the latter’s leading role in stopping her gubernatorial pursuit in 2011. Besides fighting Bukola, she is now engaged with her male counterparts in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for supremacy in the opposition party.

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LG Polls: First battle in Delta

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UDUAGHAN3

The much awaited local government elections into the 25 local government councils in Delta State come up tomorrow with the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in pole position to sweep all chairmanship and councillorship positions on offer.

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Why I offered myself to liberate Kwara – Babalola, PDP Aspirant

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Sunday Babalola: Was second in 2011

Engineer Sunday Babalola, a Petroleum Engineer was a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2011 election. He, however, stepped down for the incumbent shortly before the primaries. Babalola who has again offered himself for another contest in this interview explains his mission and manifesto

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Kwara State is not owned by any dynasty – Jani

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Jani: Changing permutations

Billionaire businessman and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim is one of the frontline aspirants contending for the governorship ticket of the party in Kwara. In this interview, Ibrahim reviews the political situation in the state and the agenda before him. Excerpts: You recently picked up the Expression of interest for the

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Mugabe’s wife threatens vice president in power grab

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Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe’s increasingly powerful wife Grace has threatened Zimbabwe’s vice president with expulsion from the ruling party, throwing a fierce succession battle into the open.

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Rivers: Politicians step up struggle to succeed Amaechi

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*Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

The race to succeed governor Chibuike Amaechi has assumed feverish pitch in Rivers State. In the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP where about twenty persons have so far indicated interest to contest the governorship election the party is largely divided along the lines of those opposed to the governorship bid of former Minister of state for Education, Mr Nyesom Wike and those on his side.

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Lagos Senate contests: APC, PDP in battle royale

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The Senate

THe contest for the Senate and House of Representatives in Lagos State is one that has transfromed the two leading parties in the state into political warriors with both camps formulating strategies to outwit each other.

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2015: Tough battle in Anambra Central

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Uche Ekwunife acknowledging cheers from supporters

WHEN the national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, declared his intention to vie for the senatorial seat for Anambra Central, the other two major political parties in Anambra State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, knew that they had to present equally credible candidates to match his popularity.

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UPN crisis sponsored by moles – Fasehun

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Frederick Fasehun

Dr Frederick Fasehun on Wednesday said he remained the bonafide National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), blaming the crisis facing the party on moles that were planted within it.

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Delta 2015: Intrigues, and the Anioma battle for PDP ticket

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Gov Uduaghan

Intrigues and ripples have continued to trail the recent presentation of a shortlist of Delta North aspirants for the governorship ticket of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of forth coming primaries to select a candidate for the party.

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Delta 2015: I’m prepared for the task, says Okowa

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Sen Okowa

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is the chairman, Senate Committee on Health representing Delta North Senatorial District and a governorship aspirant in Delta State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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The cabal will soon abandon Suntai – Astimans

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Taraba Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai yesterday in Abuja.

The senior special assistant (media and publicity) to the acting governor of Taraba State Mr. Aaron Astimans speaks on the political log-jam in the state that followed the plane crash of the substantive governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai. What is the truth about an impeachment plot against the acting governor? In the first place let me

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Why I want Ndoma-Egba’s seat – Rep Enoh

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Enoh

By Dapo Akinrefon MR John Owan Enoh is a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikom Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and also the chairman House Committee on Appropriation. He in this interview explains reasons for his quest for the Cross River Central Senate seat. Excerpts: What happened recently during a yam

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Enoh is pushing his luck too far – Ndoma-Egba

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*Ndoma Egba

Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) in this interview rebuffs claims by Rep. Enoh and makes a strong case for institutional memory in the Senate.Excerpts:

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LAGOS 2015: In search of another Fashola

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Fashola

Since the advent of Nigeria’s democratic odyssey in 1999, one can safely argue that no public office holder or state governor has enjoyed so much popularity or admiration as Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State.

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My agenda for Abi/Yakurr people of C’River – Alex Egbona

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Egbonna

DR. Alex Egbona was once a councillor in Abi Local Government of Cross River State and grew from there to become Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Liyel Imoke and resigned lately as Chief of Staff to contest election for the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. He spoke on his core area of interests as well as his relationship with the governor, Liyel Imoke. Excerpts:

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Questions on indictment, impeachment and eligibility

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Fayose

Amid judicial controversy of all sorts including a pending court case questioning his eligibility due to indictment and subsequent impeachment in 2006, Ayo Fayose was on Thursday sworn in as Ekiti State governor for the second time.

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Impeachment: Onyebuchi seeks re-instatement at Enugu High Court

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Onyebuchi: Chime asked me to take all instructions given by Mrs. Nwobodo

Enugu—Impeached deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has gone to an Enugu State High Court seeking re-instatement. `

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North/South division tears INEC apart

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*Jega

If there were doubts as to he real intentions behind the determination of Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to foist on Nigeria an electoral process that gives unparalleled advantage to his northern part of the country through the instrumentality of a lopsided allocation of some 21,000 Polling Units, PUs, as against slightly over 8,000 PUs for the states of the South, the doubts disappeared at his ast week’s meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.

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2015: Seriki, ex-Defence Minister’s case for Lagos West Senatorial District

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*Demola Seriki

The list of persons vying for Lagos West Senatorial District, Lagos State, ahead of 2015, appears to be growing by the day.

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Delta 2015: My aspiration is divine — Owumi

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Paul-Owumi

Mr. Paul Owumi was Senior Special Assistant to former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori. He was appointed Executive Assistant on Foreign Relations by incumbent Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, a position he has maintained for over seven years.

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2015: ‘PDP National Chairman sending wrong signals on endorsement’

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ALABO Tonye Graham-Douglas

Alabo-Graham Douglas is a senior member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Rivers State. A founding member of the PDP, he served as minister under the Obasanjo administration.

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2015, Jonathan and PDP govs:

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File: PDP and House Members meeting— Cross Section of governors at the PDP National Working Committee  meeting with members of the House of Representatives in Abuja, Tuesday. Photo:  Gbemiga Olamikan.

Those without work should stay away from the PDP secretariat. I am here to work, there is no doubt that all has not been well with our party. I will restore the lost glory of the PDP, with your total support.”

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